The Sonata for Bass Trombone is one of the most popular works for this instrument, written and first performed in 1962 at the Eastman School of Music. It is a tonal work set in three movements, "Allegro Non Troppo", "Andantino", and "Vivace". The outside movements display the versatility of the bass trombone with their use of technique and range, while remaining melodic. The middle (slow) movement displays the instrument's lyrical qualities. This work has been recorded by Jeff Reynolds, former bass trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, on Crystal Records.